Making Cornmeal Using the Wonder Mill Electric Mill
Think of it the same way you’d think of the magnified flavor of fresh ground spices compared to ones that have been sitting on the shelf for months or years. The flavors are powerfully rich and full of depth unparalleled by anything else because the essential oils of the grain are released in your kitchen instead of a factory somewhere.
Of course, Organic Grains.com is not just “a factory somewhere” when it comes to perfect flour. You should know that Organic Grains is the only milling company in the world that offers freshly milled flour to order. Yes. It’s true. If you didn’t know (we’ll repeat that part)…We mill many grains and flours to order here on organic grains.
For some grains, we don’t offer that milling option. Our super awesome Organic Corn is one of them. The solution for that is to either buy pre-ground cornmeal from the store and risk that the oils are bitter and rancid…or mill your own. 100% of the time, our pastry chef takes the second option, and you’ll soon understand why. Mill your own corn. It just takes a few minutes and it will change your corney culinary life. We promise!
Since corn is a larger grain and one that you might not have milled before today, we thought we’d share how to mill it into a meal aka “homemade cornmeal”. If you’ve never tasted freshly milled cornmeal, you’re going to be blown away by how sweet and almost buttery it tastes. Most commercially made cornmeal needs the addition of a lot of honey or sugar to make it taste good. This is a way to mask the rancid oils of the corn. Mmm. Rancid oils with a bitter undertone.
If you’ve freshly milled corn…that rancid crap will never happen. Ever. It’s just naturally sweet and the flavor of the corn shines through miraculously!
So first you need one of these babies. Wondermill Electric Mill.
To make sure we had all the information correctly for you, we are sharing directly from the manufacturer’s owner’s manual on how to use the mill along with this great video with a chick in a cool apron and some really dope hippie music:
The operating instructions from Wondermill can be found here. Below is a brief summary of the details.
Mill at least two cups of wheat or other hard grain, and then discard that flour. This will eliminate any contaminates the mill may have obtained in the manufacturing process. Make sure the grain you use is clean.
Mill Organic Grains Whole Yellow Corn on the course setting. This will give you perfect cornmeal every time. Stay tuned for more fresh cornmeal recipes now that we’ve introduced you to the magic of the Wondermill Electric Mill.
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